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Finding Images

Getting Started

Research increasingly involves locating images for documentation, illustration, analysis, and inspiration. Our Scribner Library Image Collection includes over 25,000 images. The Visual Resources Department can assist you in digitizing print images for research or curricular purposes. Our Fine Arts librarian, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , can recommend places to begin finding images based on your research topic. Other recommended resources include:


Searchable database of more than a million digital images and associated catalog data. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture.

AP Images

AP's digital photo archive includes millions of historical and contemporary images from The Associated Press. AP adds new images every minute of every day from every corner of the world.

Berg Fashion Library

Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more.

Oxford Art Online

Each illustrated article has an Image tab containing all images embedded in that article, as well as external links to additional related works of art when available. Also, links to ARTstor, Art Resource, and Bridgeman Art Library are available from the Images tab.

Additional Web Resources

American Memory Project: Photographs, Prints, and Drawings

This open access collection from the Library of Congress documents the American experience, and makes available thousands of photographs of Americana including 4,000 panoramic photographs taken between 1851 and 1991.

Google Art Project

A collaboration between Google and 151 museums from across 40 countries. U.S. museums include the The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection in New York; the National Gallery of Art and The White House in Washington D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

NYPL Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.

For more web resources, go to the Images page of the Art & Art History Subject Guide.

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